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Today's News

  • Lady ‘Cats downed in tourney opener

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Lady Tigers from Sunbright took on the Oliver Springs Bobcats on Monday evening at the Hollis Eble preseason middle school basketball tournament.

    Sunbright jumped out to the early first quarter lead as Holly Nitzschke and Ashlin Trent combined for six of their team’s eight points. Oliver Spring’s Ella Hampton hit a trey to get the Lady Cats on the board to cut the lead to 8-3.

  • Jackets take high road to Gatlinburg

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will travel to Gatlinburg tonight.

    No, they won’t be sight seeing, instead they are taking on the Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders in a region match-up.

    Kingston left no doubt as to whether it would be in the playoffs after beating Pigeon Forge last Friday in a 30-14 victory at home.

  • Staying home at stake for Tigers

    The Rockwood Tigers host the Cumberland Gap Panters tonight at Civitan Field in an important region match-up to close out the regular season.

    The winner of the game will be in the number two spot of Region 2 and have the opportunity to host a first round playoff game.

    The loser, gets number three and will have to travel. And it will likely be a long trip.

    So there is a bit of pressure.

    It has been a goal of Coach John Webb and his Tigers since before the season began to obtain a home playoff game.

  • O.S. and Midway meet tonight

    The Midway Green Wave and the Oliver Springs Bobcats meet in the final game of the regular season tonight at D.J. Brittan Field.

    This game is important as a region game and meeting of Roane County rivals. Added to that is the fact the outcome will decide who finishes the region in third place.

    “We juat want to play hard and to the best of our ability,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said.

    “We’ll just prepare like we always do.

  • Awwww, NUTS!
  • Harriman haunted for another year
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    We have prided ourself on a wide range of topics for these weekly musings, with politics and world affairs dominating, but seasoned with a liberal salting of such topics as travel, history, gardening, nature, cooking, philosophy, et cetera.

  • GOING with the FLO: The Russian collusion is full of uranium

    The Russian story is URANIUM.

    The worst and largest scandal in American political history is being revealed. The FBI has evidence, including an eyewitness account, that the Russia nuclear officials routed $145 million to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was still serving as Secretary of State and, while Secretary of State, she signed off on the Uranium 1 deal that gave Russian’s Putin 20 percent of our uranium.

  • Ledbetter now serving time in state prison

    Robin Waynette Ledbetter was transferred to a state prison less than two weeks after reporting to the Roane County Jail to start serving a 10-year sentence.

    “She got to go faster than we anticipated,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said.

    Ledbetter, 44, killed Harriman father Terrance Clark in a car crash on Valentine’s Day 2015. She admitted to being under the influence of prescription drugs at the time.

  • Get FAFSA assistance at Roane State event

    Roane State Community College will have a FAFSA event from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30.

    The event will be on the main campus between Harriman and Rockwood.

    Financial aid staff will be available to help complete the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    The FAFSA form is the first step to apply for grants, loans and state lottery scholarships.

    Those who attend are asked to bring their 2016 income-tax return and W-2 forms.